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Sam McBride

Having lied about his ‘fantastic deal’, the Prime Minister is already lying about this bill — but the NI Protocol problem is real

Sam McBride

The Government still can’t get its story straight about a protocol it knew would be problematic — and that now carries legal risk

The legislation published yesterday would mutilate the NI Protocol in more substantive ways than opponents of the Irish Sea border could scarcely have hoped for.

But just hours before the bill was published, Boris Johnson had already lied about it. At this stage, opponents of the protocol should not get overly excited, and supporters of the protocol should not be overly dismayed; the end is still not in sight and far from certain.

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